China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Dire Wolf, Hard To Handle, Casey Jones, Mason's Children > Black Peter, Good Lovin' > Drums > Good Lovin', Cold Rain & Snow, Turn On Your Love Light
Master Soundboard Reel > Reel to Reel > DAT> CDR; CD Mastering by Scott Clugston; to abgd
January 6, 2023 Subject:
local NYC radio broadcast of this show in ~1979
#1 this show is a show stopper. Juice beginning to end.
My question: dmellis (February 13, 2006, below), mentions: "I recorded this in the late 70s from WLIR, Long Island."
Is it possible another local station more in the metro area also broadcast it around time? I'm thinking WBAI? All In know is my friend Jeff a senior came in with the tape one Monday morning I couldn't believe they had broadcast an entire show on the radio at that time. This was my second cassette and curiously, along with the first, a hunk of 4-28-71 including the Dark Star suite, remain possibly my two most favorite shows of all time - this one for the terseness and punch, the FE for the level of introspection and clarity.
September 14, 2021 Subject:
Amazing / Raw
Unfiltered Dead. What they do, in 1970 is unmatched. I could listen to that Black Peter every single day. And, I plan on doing just that. Peace
January 10, 2020 Subject:
Gonna be a whole lot of 50s
Fall 1969 into spring 1970. As good as it gets.
May 21, 2019 Subject:
don't believe everything you read here
all i can say is "nothing special going on here..." !?! is a perfectly jaundiced analysis to be sure, which smacks of the dreaded too- stoned- to- stand -up syndrome. this show is so under-rated there's people asking whether it was actually even played, so maybe this is just a figment of our imaginations, but whatever the f it is, i'm pretty glad somebody dreamt this one onto acetate. absolutely great quality, there may be a better copy cobbled together at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl96fc-qmVg for yr ongoing edification, this was a pretty amazing beginning of a pretty amazing year. a very sparkling /spanking clean year to be sure.
November 29, 2015 Subject:
Fall 69-Winter 70 was a peak time for the song, and though some versions can drag, others, like this, are brilliant. The rest of the show is fine, but I agree that the Lovelight is one for the ages. If you dig this one, check out 12/28/69, 1/23/70, 2/1/70, and 2/11/70, the last of which may be the best ever performed.
June 19, 2012 Subject:
re: First set acoustic??
June 19, 2012 Subject:
First set acoustic??
I have on old tape labeled First set for this show with the following setlist:
Drink Up and Go Home
I Hear a Voice Callin'
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Deep Elem Blues
Friend of the Devil
To Lay Me Down
I see no mention of this set on archive or dead.net. Does anyone have a way to verify this date or tell me what the actual date is?
The sound quality is quite poor, but listenable to me. The band is having loads of fun, and the audience is into it. Well worth a listen just for the historical value.
April 10, 2008 Subject:
Learn It, Live It, Love It
This is a real groovy show. Completely different than '69 or '72. '70 and '71 are slowly becoming favorite years of mine. There is some great boogie music going on here. I love it.
August 5, 2007 Subject:
what latvala said was that
i remember reading in one of dick's notebooks about this show, that this show had great sound quality for the time, but nothing special was goin on here. that being said, you need to add this to your collection because 70 is classic al the way, and the more we all download, the more we ensure this music will survive in the coming years. peace
April 22, 2007 Subject:
Black Peter !!!
July 28, 2006 Subject:
I can still download single songs in firefox. Just click the stream link, open up the playlist in notepad, and paste the urls in your browser window.
February 15, 2006 Subject:
I believe you can get this show off the shn list on gdlive.com
I found it elsewhere years ago for downloading but I've forgotten that address.
February 13, 2006 Subject:
Only a minute of stage chatter
I recorded this in the late 70s from WLIR, Long Island. It was the first and perhaps still the best Grateful Dead I've ever heard. This is the best Lovelight version going. The band was clearly in it's prime here with Pigpen, who steals the show. If anyone knows how we can get access to this show, please post.
January 17, 2006 Subject:
Turn On Your love Light
One of the best versions of this song ever. Good sound and solid show.
November 19, 2005 Subject:
Typical of the era the Dead played primarily folk material with great early versions of such classics as Cold Rain and Snow, and Black Peter.
The Direwolf featured here is perhaps my favorite that i have heard up to this point, great interplay throughout the entire show between Jerry and Phil specifically noticed in Dire Wolf, This is a fine recording as well making it easily go from 4 stars to 5 stars. Short but sweet.
Download if for nothing other then Dire Wolf, Black Peter, and Lovelight. :)
September 19, 2005 Subject:
A very good snapshot of the Dead's improvisational prowess circa 1970. Certainly an all time best version esp. 10:30-15:32.
August 15, 2005 Subject:
good music, wrong recording?
The very best tape in my collection (and I have two versions from two sources) is my 1-10-70 show in San Diego. Around 1985, Dave Grushkin was nice enough to give me a better copy than I had previously. I mention this for provenance. The version I hear on this sound board recording is NOT the same as the one I have on tape. It's strange. Close, but not the same. The China Cat-Sunflower is the reason I treasure my tape. I've heard many many Ch-Cats and 1-10-70, in the Dead's sweet spot, is by far my favorite because of the interaction of instruments in the solo section. It is breathtaking on the tape, and sadly missing in this recording. Specifically, two runs by Jerry are just missing. Either this an inferior 1-10-70 or it is not 1-10-70 at all. It may be 1-8-70 or something else. It's good, but it's not the fabulous 1-10-70 I know by heart. Sorry ya'll. I know of what I speak. Almost anything in the sweet spot gets at least a three, but...
Reviewer:J. Jonah Jameson
February 17, 2005 Subject:
All-time best Lovelight
This is my personal all-time favorite Lovelight. It's just so over-the-top crazy and the buildup to the climactic ending is total pandemonium with Bobby and Pig just letting it rip! I first heard this on the Grateful Dead Hour about 15 years ago, I taped it and used to listen to it all the time when I still had a car stereo that played cassettes. Still have that tape. This is a pretty nice, clean recording, too, with very little hiss. Check out a pretty solid Mason's Children (in spite of the guitars being out of tune). It's also interesting to hear T.C. playing on stuff like Casey Jones and applying his signature part to China Cat. I think he left the band in New Orleans about 10 days after this was recorded. This is a nice little historical artifact from 35 years ago, a different time and place and a very young G.D. Where does the time go? There are sonic anomalies aplenty so give it a trial listen before you download it. At least stream the Lovelight.
January 21, 2005 Subject:
Now Wait A Minute!
This show features a fantastic (and hilarious) Lovelight. The band keeps trying to wander off in to psychedelic jamming, and poor PigPen keeps trying to bring them back to Lovelight: "Now wait a minute..."
December 29, 2004 Subject:
ever hear a song and it never did nuthin fer ya untill ya hear a certain version?thats what this peter did for me.garcias vocals and slow drawl like guitar really put the fucking hooks in me man plus phils loping bass really compliments jerry!!!just trust me man
July 14, 2004 Subject:
Dire Wolf (nice Garcia-Weir harmonies)...
Me & My Uncle (earnest, young Weir)...
Cold Rain (mid-tempo; the vocal harmony, yow! Lesh? hard to digest :)